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Emergency crews respond to helicopter crash in Pike County, IL


Photo courtesy of Pike County Sheriff's Office.
Photo courtesy of Pike County Sheriff's Office.
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On May 23rd at 11:40 a.m., the Pike County Sheriff’s Department responded to a report of a helicopter crash north of Pittsfield, just east of County Highway 3 on 270th Avenue.

The Bell 206 Helicopter crashed while crop spraying a wheat field. The pilot of the helicopter, 26-year-old Reiss Herbert of Perry, Louisiana walked away from the crash uninjured.

The cause of the crash is under investigation by the Federal Aviation Administration.

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Also responding to the scene was the Pittsfield Fire Department, Pike County EMS and the Pike County Emergency Management Agency.

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